The Pittsburgh Steelers are the oldest franchise in the NFL and the oldest franchise in the AFC since 1993.
The Steelers are a professional American football team located in Pittsburgh. It is owned by Art Rooney with Kevin Colbert as its General manager and coached by Mike Tomlin. The Steelers compete in the NFL as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) North Division.
The team is tied with the New England Patriots for the most Super Bowl titles at six, played in sixteen times, and hosted eleven times conference championship games than any other team in the NFL.
The Steelers have won eight America Football Conference championships also. Broncos and Dallas Cowboys for the second-most Super Bowl appearance with eight was tied with the team.
Even though they won Sunday afternoon against the Buffalo Bills last Sunday, the 2013 season has been one of the most disappointing seasons in recent memory for the Pittsburgh Steelers. But for a team that prides itself on wins, you have to wonder is this as low as it gets for the black-and-gold.
A lot of fans and nonsupporters of the Steelers have complained and got pissed off about how the team wastes previous talents that can be transformed for championships and great fame.
Based on issues raised by the above-mentioned group of people who serve as the direct and active followers of football, a search has been done about their past way of playing the game before a major conclusion can be presented on the issues of the “worst Team Ever.”
This write-up throws much light on the three current analyses of the Steelers.
2006 Steelers (8-8)
In order to defend their Super Bowl XL 2005 championship, the team started the 2006 season with the mind of trying to improve their previous season’s 11–5 record.
During the offseason, backup quarterback Tommy Maddox and cornerback Willie Williams were released for salary cap reasons.
Later on, the team lost wide receiver Antwaan Randle El, defensive end Kimo von Oelhoffen, and free safety Chris Hope to free agency.
Hurriedly, they signed safety Ryan Clark, but the offseason was also marred by the motorcycle accident of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
They won six of their final eight games to finish at .500, but a pair of three-game losing streaks early on doomed what turned out to be Bill Cowher’s final team. This team suffered from a Super Bowl hangover that dug themselves a hole too deep to climb out of.
2012 Steelers (8-8)
Last year’s team was disappointing, but really wasn’t void of talent. They did have issues such as finishing 22nd in total offense and 24th in the league in takeaway/giveaway ratio, plus ranking only 14th in point differential while having a strength of schedule ranking of only -2.0.
However, this team competed in most games and was hit by the injury bug hard as it was never was the same after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was injured. This team lost games it should have won and lost an NFL record six games on the last play of the game. A few bounces go their way and this is likely a playoff team.